When children become involved in running it not only keeps them physically fit and healthy, it also provides many valuable life-learning tools that can harness the development of a child right through into adulthood. For example: better concentration for academic work, the building of confidence, time management skills, working towards goals and participating within a team and as an individual.

Encouraging your child to be active is very important as physical activity is great for cognitive, social and mental development. Running is the ideal type of exercise for families as it’s fun, cost effective and can be done anywhere, even on holiday.